Originally Posted by ciarlatano
One of the huge downsides of computer shopping going almost exclusively to the internet is that you can't see and touch the cases in person to evaluate fit & finish, materials, build quality, etc. If you could, I am sure that Corsair and EVGA would fall off that list instantly, Tt would never be added to it, and Fractal likely would be added.
That said, the Phanteks Luxe or Evolv X would house your idea perfectly. However, the Luxe is really long in the tooth at this point and is rumored to be undergoing a refresh. Not sure when that is happening, though.
The Lian Li PCO11 will also fill the needs (plus a whole lot of room for growth), and is a really nice design. The same can be said for the Fractal Define S, but it is certainly on the other end of the spectrum as far as aesthetics.
I love Silverstone cases. Their design and build quality are pretty incredible for air cooling, but they have gotten into the "liquid cooling friendly" game a bit late, and the designs still seem a lot less friendly than a lot of others. I haven't done a WaCo build in a Silverstone, simply because I knew prior to the build that what I wanted to do wouldn't work. But, I have seen a number, and they always seem to involve some type of modding or sacrifice along the way.
Because if you touch Lian Li aluminium you will not get out from store without him.
I mean on real Lian Li aluminium surface as PC-V3000. It's enogh to open door and to touch one HDD Stand you see on pictures to buy him.
You can compare other brands, but Lian Li is not in class with them, only his price 340$ is in class of some of them.
Surface, connections, it's far more precise, and better. Even than more expensive, Cosmos etc...
It's not only surface, and options are great, top have two grills, one is cover and below is grill as well for reservoir, easy to remove.
This is PC-V3000 top and back side... If you once buy that you don't look other cases, I know exactly his quality because same type of connection they used on most aluminium new cases... and you get few of this small plastic connectors to replace if after 20 years something happen to them.
Lian Li is case for 10 years and even than is like new only hardware change and you need different orientation.